JANE SHAULIS – mezzo soprano
Known to audiences through her live performances, recordings, radio, television and film performances, American mezzo-soprano Jane Shaulis has been a staple of the Metropolitan Opera’s roster for 19 years. Prior to joining the Met she performed with New York City Opera for 15 years, appearing in over 60 roles. She has also sung with the major opera companies in this country, including, San Francisco, Chicago, San Diego and has performed with many major orchestras, including Chicago, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, as well as the festivals at Spoleto, Aspen, Chautauqua and Artpark.
Ms. Shaulis recently returned to the Met in 2011 in Pique Dame and returns there in 2011-12 to sing in the revival of The Makropulo Case. In 2010 she sang Mrs. Wintry in the world premiere of Stephen Schwartz’s Séance on a Wet Afternoon for Santa Barbara and repeated the role for the New York City Opera premiere in 2011. Additionally, in 2011-12 she goes to Madison Opera as Filipievna in Eugene Onegin.
Miss Shaulis can be heard on recordings of Manon Lescaut and I Lombardi on Sony Classics and Rigoletto for Deutsche Gramophone, all performed with Luciano Pavarotti and conducted by James Levine; as well as Silverlake on Nonesuch. She has performed in five productions broadcast on PBS “Live from the Met”. On “Live from Lincoln Center” she was featured in three productions with New York City Opera. On film, she appeared as Katisha in The Mikado in the movie Foul Play.
Notable appearances at the Met have included the world premieres of Corigliano’s The Ghosts of Versailles and Glass’ The Voyage. Her performance in the world premiere of Tippett’s New Year with Houston Grand Opera was reprised at the Glyndebourne Festival and filmed with the London Philharmonic for BBC.Her Glyndebourne performance of Rangonde in Rossini’s Le Comte Ory was also filmed by BBC.
A native of New Jersey, Shaulis is a graduate of Westminster Choir College, and also studied at the Philadelphia Academy of Vocal Arts and The Curtis Institute of Music